December 2014


For Writers: Importance of Updating Your Profile

For Writers: Importance of Updating Your Profile

So, you’ve joined Content Runner. Hooray! The best next step for new—and existing—Writers is to fill out your profile with as much detail as possible. Not only is this a chance to show off your writing skills, it shows that you are invested in using the marketplace and want to put your best foot forward for the Users. Having a good profile picture, uploading writing samples and writing a brief but interesting description are all very importantProfile Photos The photos have to be reviewed and accepted by the Content Runner […]

How to Hit a Word Count Without Repeating Yourself

How to Hit a Word Count Without Repeating Yourself

Many of us remember the numerous struggles we faced writing high school and/or college essays. In fact, many of us still use the outlines we were taught to structure our own writing today. When it comes to hitting a required word count, having an outline and uniform approach can be helpful, but should be accompanied with other best practices. DO: Make an Outline Design the outline in a way that makes sense to you. Put thought into it. Remember—you as a Writer have your own unique set of skills and […]

Understanding the Writer Ratings System

Understanding the Writer Ratings System

When you view Writer profiles, you may have noticed a list of ratings below the Writer’s profile photo and location. These are a valuable part of Content Runner—it allows Users to view how successful a Writer has been throughout the entire process of getting an order to the order being accepted by the User. We wanted to give you a little breakdown on what these ratings mean, and why it is important to rate the content produced for you by a Writer: Average Rating This is where you can see […]

For Writers: How-To Post an Offering for Social Media Content Writing

For Writers: How-To Post an Offering for Social Media Content Writing

Offerings—a fun way to get more jobs in the areas in which you, as a Writer, specialize! For Users, this may be a place to find new or interesting writing projects that you haven’t thought of purchasing, but could be a great value-add for your content needs. Writers familiar with posting Offerings know that you can create up to four detailed descriptions of what content skills you have to offer, and how much you charge for those services. What you may not realize is that aside from the more technical […]

Meet Content Runner’s Newest Editor, Kjerstin Wood!

Meet Content Runner's Newest Editor, Kjerstin Wood!

Q: Is that really how you spell your name? Are you like…Martian? A: Yes, and the J is silent, it is not pronounced “Kuh-jersten,” and no I am not Norwegian. My mom was just a weird 16-year-old. Q: So where are you from then? A: Seattle! I was born in the heart of downtown and even when I had to move away a few times (for family and school things) I’ve always found my way back. The Pacific Northwest is my favorite place in the world. Q: Have you actually seen the […]

Plagiarism: Don’t Do it & How to Avoid Doing it

Plagiarism: Don’t Do it & How to Avoid Doing it

The Internet is a plethora of information, and while it may have been easy to avoid plagiarizing in your writing while doing book research and writing bibliographies in high school and in college, it is easy to fall into the bad habit of not citing your sources. This can lead to unintentional plagiarism. While it may seem benign, it is still an issue. People work hard to get their information out there to the masses—make sure you’re giving credit where credit is due. Hyperlinking—Oh Boy! It is super easy to […]

New Feature Coming Soon: Get Ready to Promote Your Offerings!

New Feature Coming Soon: Get Ready to Promote Your Offerings!

We’re excited to announce a new feature that will be going live later this week: soon our Writers will be able to promote their Offerings! We want our Writers to be able to spread the good news and share their Offerings with their social networks, so we’ve built a feature to help them promote their Offerings in a tweet to all their Twitter followers or in an email directly to their target audience. Admittedly I’m a pretty excitable sort of person (you should have seen me when I learned that […]